Zen

You get into this trance like stat when drawing, at least if you’ve been at the drawing table awhile and things are going well.

I’ve been working on lots of other computer related things (programming a php website, contributing to some open source code) and I was kinda astonished at how good I was at that stuff (although programming was really the reason I got into computers – I just couldn’t find work experience and never got asked to program much beyond big database projects). Anyhue, been working on it so long that when this Meg work turned up I nearly turned it down – which would’ve been a big mistake. Then it’s taken me a week or two to wrap my head around drawing – cus everytime I sat down at the drawing table I’d get ideas about how to validate data in php (or, as my former boss used to say ‘let x=1 – that’s the only language he understands’) and I’d need to excise those thoughts before drawing. And now, two days of solid drawing table and I’m there at that zen moment. Some cool things that have happened: I may redraw a panel – NOT because it’s not good enough but because there’s some unimportant information missing from the panel (people walking off panel) – in fact the only reason I’m not redrawing the panels is cus I really like it – nice inking, good solid weight to everything (still some iffy lines and my small figure inking ain’t great… but you know – probably me and half a dozen other artists will notice). Anyway I’m off to keep going. Hoping for a page tonight.